Two out of a possible four restaurants slated for the Germantown Market are now known, as Atlanta-based Octane Coffee and Little Donkey out of Birmingham, Ala. will be making their way to town. Octane, which currently has three locations in Atlanta and two in Birmingham, serves coffee and espresso using house-roasted beans, along with offering wine, beer, cocktails and pastries, and has drawn frequent praise for both the coffee and cocktail programs. A few of the locations even serve heartier fare such as sandwiches, salads and desserts, but it's not yet known if the Nashville outpost will follow suit.
Little Donkey currently has one location right outside of Birmingham in Homewood, offering up an extensive menu of Mexican fare including small and large plates, soups, salads and Mexican street-style tacos, along with cocktails, margaritas, wine and beer. Matt Bodnar, a partner with Fresh Hospitality, which has ownership in and operates both concepts, and whose Fresh Capital Group purchased the John O. Hill property in Germantown earlier this year, says that he expects Octane to take up approximately 2,000 of the roughly 11,000 square feet of ground level retail space available, with Little Donkey clocking in at around 3,800. Construction on the project should begin sometime in September, with a planned Spring 2015 opening. So do check back soon to see what other restaurants might be in play.
· Octane Coffee [Official Site]
· Little Donkey [Official Site]
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